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Oct 31, 2019

Whisky

Whisky is enjoying a new golden era. Quality, quantity and diversity have never been greater. It's truly a perfect storm, fueled by a renewed appreciation for this time-honored spirit.

Cover Stories

The World of Whisky

The World of Whisky

From classic Scotch to Irish and U.S. bottlings to exciting entries from emerging regions, whisky …
Oct 31, 2019
How Whisky Is Made

How Whisky Is Made

We illustrate how the whisky-making process begins with grains and ends in the bottle.
Oct 31, 2019
Scotland

Scotland

Whisky lovers are drawn to Scotch by its cachet, history and traditional production methods, but …
Oct 31, 2019
United States

United States

Exemplified by Bourbon, American whiskey has been around for centuries, and its reputation as a …
Oct 31, 2019
Ireland

Ireland

A freedom to experiment distinguishes Irish whiskey from its counterparts in Scotland and the …
Oct 31, 2019
Japan

Japan

Distilling is not new to Japan; the country has been making shochu since at least the 16th century. …
Oct 31, 2019
Canada

Canada

Whisky has a long history in Canada, the but industry's calling card today is diversity, with small …
Oct 31, 2019
India

India

Indian distillers are creative enough to try techniques that aren’t allowed elsewhere. The …
Oct 31, 2019
Nations on the Rise

Nations on the Rise

From Taiwan to France, these countries are seeking to make an impact on the whisky industry, …
Oct 31, 2019

Tasting Reports

Tuscan Harmony

Tuscan Harmony

For fans of Tuscan wines, it's a great opportunity to either stock your cellar or expand your …
Oct 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

Alphabetical Guide to Tuscany

More than 675 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Oct 31, 2019
Sparkling Success

Sparkling Success

Diversity is the hallmark of Italy's sparklers, which offer a range of styles led by the elegance o…
Oct 31, 2019
Alphabetical Guide to Italian Sparkling Wine

Alphabetical Guide to Italian Sparkling Wine

More than 130 wines were reviewed for this report. WineSpectator.com members can access complete …
Oct 31, 2019

Features

Project Perfection

Project Perfection

Jean Hoefliger has helped to establish some of Napa’s leading estates, but his quest to create …
Oct 31, 2019

Grapevine

Rhys Vineyards Will Pay $3.76 Million for Watershed Damage

Rhys Vineyards Will Pay $3.76 Million for Watershed Damage

Rhys Vineyards agrees to pay the state of California almost $4 million for watershed damage as a …
Oct 31, 2019
In Memoriam: Adelle

In Memoriam: Adelle "Boots" Brounstein

We remember and celebrate the life and achievements of Napa Valley's Diamond Creek owner Adelle …
Oct 31, 2019
Deep Space Wine

Deep Space Wine

Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and real-life Château Picard partner up to create a new wine.
Oct 31, 2019
John Legend's 'Perfect Mix' in Wine

John Legend's 'Perfect Mix' in Wine

John Legend, beloved R&B mainstay since the early 2000s, has become a massively successful …
Oct 31, 2019
Italy's Effervescent Destination

Italy's Effervescent Destination

Italy's Franciacorta is a relatively small wine region, but a number of its larger producers are …
Oct 31, 2019
Reinventing a Perfect Pairing

Reinventing a Perfect Pairing

Chef Daniel Humm's shares his refreshing recipe for tomato toast with Parmigiano-Reggiano broth.
Oct 31, 2019
A Matcha Made in Heaven

A Matcha Made in Heaven

Long used by Buddhist monks as a meditation tool, matcha is both the healthiest and rarest of …
Oct 31, 2019
Wine Prices Climb at Auction in 2019

Wine Prices Climb at Auction in 2019

The global auction market’s growth continues in the first half of 2019.
Oct 31, 2019
The Value of World Heritage Wineries

The Value of World Heritage Wineries

Prosecco is the latest wine region to make UNESCO's World Heritage Site list.
Oct 31, 2019
Tuscan Flavors, Austrian Standouts, New World Bargains

Tuscan Flavors, Austrian Standouts, New World Bargains

Our editors recommend a global range of standout wines that won't break the bank.
Oct 31, 2019

Departments

A World of Whiskies

A World of Whiskies

Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken discusses the Oct. 31, 2019, issue, with …
Oct 31, 2019
Feedback

Feedback

Wine Spectator readers write in with their responses to our stories on the world of wine and food.
Oct 31, 2019
A Tribute to Nancy

A Tribute to Nancy

Wine Spectator executive editor Thomas Matthews remembers his mother-in-law, Nancy Lester, and her …
Oct 31, 2019
DuMol and the Great Scot

DuMol and the Great Scot

Other Sonoma County estates may produce a broad range of wines, but DuMol winery is among the few …
Oct 31, 2019
Prune Ice Cream with Armagnac

Prune Ice Cream with Armagnac

Chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of King restaurant in New York share this recipe for a "dark …
Oct 31, 2019

The Buying Guide

The Buying Guide for this issue is available here.

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